Penny Black – Garden Gems

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Hello! I hope this post finds you well. I am on spring break from school and I AM LOVING IT! Sleeping in, making cards, playing games with the kids…it is so good to stop and unwind from work.

Today I have a card for Penny Black that uses a technique that I have never tried before! I guess it is no-line colouring, but for me it was so good to get out the Prismacolor pencils and blend and play! This wasn’t a quick card to make, but I sure enjoyed the colouring process.

The stamp I used is the Penny Black Garden Gems rubber stamp. I stamped this is VersaFine Smoky Grey ink. The great thing about this stamp is that it shows the shading, so it helps me to know where to put the shadows and highlights.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Happy Critters stamp set and was white heat embossed onto some grey card stock.

Penny Black products used:
40-591 Penny Black Garden Gems
30-479 Penny Black Happy Critters 


Stamps: Penny Black Garedn Gems and Happy Critter stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Plum card stock, Grey card stock

Ink: VersaFine Smokey Gray ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (Pomegranate 195, Process Red 994, Hot Pink 993, Dark Green 908, Peacock Green 907, Apple Green 912, Limepeel 1005, Spring Green 913, 90% Cool Grey 1067, Ginger Root 1084), White embossing powder, heat gun, anti-static powder bag, 3D mounting foam

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Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop, 30% off Sale and a Giveaway

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Hello! Welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design Team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp release – five sets in total. You should have arrived from Milka’s blog. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

Without further ado, here are the five new sets.

Free as a Bird



All Occasions

Bear Hugs

First up is my favourite of all the new sets and it’s called Free As a Bird. I had a lot of fun colouring these funky birds using Copics. To create the four windows, I measured everything up and hand cut them out with a craft knife and a metal ruler. I inked behind the windows with Distress Oxide inks, and then I mounted the window panel over the top with 3D mounting foam.

Next up I have used the Bear Hugs stamp set. This is a simple one layer card – stamped and coloured with Copics.

This next card uses the Angels stamp set, and I also used the Thank You sentiment from the All Occasions stamp set. This is a great sentiment set that I will be reaching for often.

It’s hard to capture in the photo, but the angel is sparkly and shimmery, as are the clouds in the background.

Last but not least, I have made a tag using the Hibiscus stamp set, with another sentiment from the All Occasions sentiment set. For something different (as I always reach for my Copics), I used Distress Oxide inks to add colour to the flower using a finger sponge dauber. I then re-stamped the original image again, to make sure the edges were nice and crisp.

In addition to Jane having a 30% off sale on all clear stamps until Thursday, she is giving a stamp set of your choice to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment on all the blogs in the hop and you’ll be in with a chance to win! The winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck!

Blog Hop Order
Marion <—- That’s me


Happy Bird-Day card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Free as a Bird stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, Craft knife, metal ruler

I Love You Beary Much card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bear Hugs stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers

You’re an Angel card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Angels and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, 3D mounting foam, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

Thank you Hibiscus tag

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Hibiscus and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, 3D mounting foam, Penny Black Tagged die, Cuttlebug, Heat gun, Hero Arts White embossing Powder, Anti-static pillow, Glossy Accents, Uniball white Signo gel pen, Blending tool, White cotton, Finger sponge dauber, Stamping Press

Your next stop on the hop is Galina’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping,



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Watercolour Hello – Penny Black Sneak Peek

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Hello! Today I have a sneak peek of my card that is over on the Penny Black Simplicity at its Best blog at the moment. I hope you will head on over and check it out. For this card I was trying to emulate the very talented Norine Borys. She is one talented card maker and I just love her awesome watercolour style. Make sure you check her blog out as well.


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I Can Do All Things – Penny Black

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Happy Sunday. I’m popping in with a card using some Penny Black products. I water coloured this floral image from the Penny Black Sublime stamp set with watercolour paints. Once dry, I added some extra shading with Prismacolor pencils.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Gifts From Above stamp set. The frame is a Penny Black creative die called Stitched Square and Circles.

I added some ink splatters and some twine and a bow – something I haven’t done in a long time.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-478 Sublime stamp set
Penny Black 30-429 Gifts From Above stamp set
Penny Black 51-422 Stitched Square and Circles Creative dies


Stamps: Penny Black Sublime and Gifts From Above stamp set

Card: Watercolour card stock, Neenah Solar White 110lb, Purple card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints

Other Supplies: Cuttlebug, Penny Black Stitched Square creative die, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Watercolour brushes, Prismacolor pencils, White twine, Pearl embellishment.

I hope you are having a great week.



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